Compare 2013 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2013 Kia Sorento

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
2013 Kia Sorento
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,676 $25,975
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $26,239 $27,620
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $28,015 $29,490
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,098 $32,735
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,013 $24,225
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $24,576 $25,870
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $26,353 $27,740
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $29,435 $30,985
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2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 21 30 $25,545 $26,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 21 30 $22,370 $23,150
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,490 $27,950
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,835 $25,700
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $29,765 $31,700
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4-GDI EX 20 26 $27,155 $28,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4-GDI LX 20 26 $24,495 $25,350
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $28,100 $29,650
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $26,475 $27,400
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $31,360 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,676
$22,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,975
$23,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$386 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a good, affordable choice for cost-conscious families, but it doesn't skimp on comfort, safety, or the latest connectivity features. It's an easy call among crossovers: the 2013 Kia Sorento has the right features, the right fuel economy, and the right size.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.90 37.600
Front Head Room (in)
40.90 39.200
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 142.500
Second Hip Room (in)
51.10 55.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.80 59.300
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 39.200
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.30 58.700
Front Leg Room (in)
41.20 41.300
Front Hip Room (in)
54.60 56.300
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.50 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 63.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.90 7.500
Length, Overall (in)
187.80 183.900
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.30 67.300
Liftover Height (in)
28.80 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
112.50 106.300
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.80 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 72.500
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 37.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 11.900 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.700
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.020
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3605
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 2.300
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.800
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.637
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.913
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.212
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Kia Sorento
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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